Recently we’ve started producing short, free courses aimed at those of you with limited time and a limited budget. The idea is that in a set of short videos, clocking in at around an hour of total viewing time, you can learn some useful new skills, without paying a penny.
In our latest free course, Crawl the Web With Python, you’ll learn the basics of building a simple web crawler and scraper using Python.
What You’ll Learn
In a recent business venture, Tuts+ instructor Derek Jensen found it necessary to collect bulk data from different online sources in order to centralize it and make it easier for people to find and to make sense of.
None of those sites had exposed public APIs, so he decided to try his hand at a little web crawling and scraping to obtain this metadata. After searching around for a while, he found that many people when faced with the same issue have turned to Python.
In this course he shares some of his findings and shows you how you can go about creating your own basic web crawler and scraper.
Watch the Introduction
Take the Course
To take this free course, simply go to the course page and follow the steps to create a free account. If you already have an account, just log in and you’ll be able to get started right away.